Healthy Habits Big Part of Home Schooling

Health education is an important topic for home-schooled students, says a Ball State University survey of Indiana parents who instruct their children at home.

The survey of 74 home educators who teach children in kindergarten to Grade 12 found that 87 percent of them teach health education, and 88 percent felt it was ‘very important’ to include that topic in their curriculum.

First aid, fitness, and nutrition were taught more often than violence prevention, suicide prevention, consumer health, and sexual health. Less than half the survey respondents taught their students about prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, immunization, and vaccinations, environmental health and sexuality. Read more…

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